Southern Weddings Daily Blog

September 1, 2010


I received an email this morning from one of my brides that her wedding is featured on Southern Weddings' Blog!!! I can't wait to add my post from this wedding... there are few words with how breathtakingly beautiful everything was.

I feel honored to have been a part of something so spectacular!

Take a peek at the link below :)

Elena Burt

August 28, 2010: Juntunen Gardens, Mt. Vernon, WA. What a gorgeous Northwest wedding and an even more beautiful bride!

A very special thank you for the gorgeous photos to the lovely and ever so talented Michele Waite!

Mary and Mugs

August 22, 2010 Bainbridge Island, WA. I hopped on a ferry bright and early to head over to Bainbridge to the rustic, private waterfront Kiana Lodge. Mary and Mugs were celebrating their love with a gorgeous Northwest commitment ceremony. Mary was glowing with excitement that day, and what a wonderful, special event for me to be a part of! I feel blessed they involved me in such a perfect, love filled day. I just got exciting news that they are expecting a little one! Congrats Mary and Mugs, and wishes for a life filled with love, laughter, happiness, and the pitter-patter of little feet!

There always seems to be makeup everywhere!

From the Bride:

Kaarin was so genuinely enthusiastic about our process from our first meeting. She was an amazing listener when we discussed the look I wanted, complimenting my vision with her expert advice, providing me with suggestions that ended up making me a very happy bride. It also needs to be said that she worked wonders with the entire bridal party helping everyone look their best in a way that perfectly straddled the natural, organic, and fresh look we wanted with the elegance and extra 'umph' befitting a summer evening wedding. Thank you so much Kaarin!

-and thank YOU Mary for a wonderful day :)

Michelle Markus Tozer

July 17, 2010: Semiahmoo Resort, Blaine, WA. The first time Michelle and I connected on the phone a prior to her wedding, we knew immediately that we were a match for wedding makeup! We hit it off instantly, which I think is SO important. Being invited to be a part of something as special as someone's wedding day, as well as spending time with their family and friends, is an honor really. Michelle had a large wedding party (I did 12 people's makeup that day!). I instantly felt like a part of the family and had SUCH a wonderful time. It was the day before my birthday and they all sang to me! I am so happy to have been a part of such a beautiful day :) Thank you Michelle for having me. I loved every part of it.

Could these photos be any more stunning?? Thank you Michele Waite for the lovely shots!

From the Bride:
The last thing any bride wants to worry about on her wedding day is her make-up. From the first time I met Kaarin, I knew I had nothing to worry about! Kaarin makes you look flawless and most importantly, she makes you look like you. One of my favorite memories from our wedding day was looking at all of the lovely ladies and not just seeing how beautiful they all looked, but seeing that they felt beautiful. I had one girlfriend who shared that she had never felt so beautiful before. There is no other way to put it -- Kaarin is the essential ingredient to adding that sparkle to how you feel. And by the way, definitely go for the lashes!"

Carrie Crump

July 10, 2010 Bellingham, WA. I was thrilled when I received an email from a friend asking me to do her wedding makeup, of COURSE I said yes!! Carrie looked like a princess and I was SO happy to be a part of her day :) Congrats Carrie and Evan!

Thank you to Joe+Jill Studios for the amazing photos!!

From the Bride:

"I feel so blessed to have had the pleasure of working with my friend Kaarin on my wedding day. Kaarin truly made me feel beautiful (inside and out) with her positivity and makeup artistry skills. I was able to relax and enjoy my morning getting ready thanks to her. She has such a beautiful personality; was so much fun to be around and I truly enjoyed her presence that day.
As a bride, I wanted my makeup to look natural but still “pop” in photos and Kaarin accomplished just that. My makeup looked flawless in our wedding pictures thanks to her expertise. Kaarin is an amazing woman who loves what she does. I would recommend her to any bride or friend. Thanks Kaarin for making me feel so gorgeous and comfortable on my wedding day, I can’t wait to work with you again!"

Mrs. Crump : )

Rae Solomon: Country-Fied Chick

I had the MAJOR honor of recently working with Rae Solomon on her music video shoot for her latest single, "Country-Fied Chick." What an amazing experience!! Rae is not only beautiful, but she's down to earth, easy to work with, charasmatic, and probably the most talented person I have ever met. I am blessed to be able to call her a close friend :) Check out her video below!!

Here is the cover of her new album, The Long Road From the Emerald City

And I have to brag a LITTLE, I have credits in her album!!!!

Chrissie Jimenez

May 22, 2010 DAR, Capitol Hill. Seattle, WA. If there is ONE thing I love the most when it comes to makeup, well, besides is hands down a red lip. Any shade, depth, as long as it's red :) Chrissie and I, during her run through, came up with the perfect color to compliment her traditional wedding look. Check out how gorgeous she looks!!

A very special thank you to Jerome Tso Photography for the amazing photots!!

Amanda Ursino

March 20, 2010 Seattle, WA. Amanda stumbled across my site and upon talking for the first time, we realized that she had recently run a half marathon with my best friend in Las Vegas! Upon laughing about how small this world we live in is, she decided that I was the makeup artist for her!! We had a blast doing makeup, and she looked gorgeous on her big day!

A BIG thank you to Jenn Repp Photography for the gorgeous photos!

Rae Solomon Music Photoshoot

January 30, 2010 I was approached by my friend Gabe Rodriguez, from GabrielBoone Photography, to assist him on an awesome project he was working on. Rae Solomon is a VERY talented country singer that had hired Gabe to shoot photos for her soon to be released album. I was SO excited to work with them on this fun project. I LOVE branching out with other avenues of makeup, so when the opportunity to do not only makeup, but also hair and styling came up, I was game! Rae has an upcoming shoot for a music video, I can't wait to be a part of that too!

Check out Rae's music here:

Hard at work on set!

I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this picture!!!

A very special thanks to Gabe from GabrielBoone photography for the great photos!

From Rae:

"After deciding to work with Gabriel Rodriguez from Gabriel Boone photography for my album photo shoot Gabe recommended that we bring in Kaarin Boyd to assist with hair and makeup. I was a little apprehensive at first, always am when I'm working with someone new, especially on a project this close to my heart. However, when the day came I was more than pleasantly surprised! Not only did Kaarin do absolutely beautiful work on my makeup and hair but she was such a pleasure to work with. She has such a bubbly and vivacious personality that added so much life to the shoot as a whole. If you need to look gorgeous for a special occasion Kaarin is definitely the woman to call! Thanks girl!!!"